FringeNYC Encore Series to Feature Blanche, Boy, Kane Sisters and More

News   FringeNYC Encore Series to Feature Blanche, Boy, Kane Sisters and More New York theatregoers will have the opportunity to catch some of the most-discussed productions of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, with the arrival of the 3rd annual FringeNYC Encore Series.

Running Aug. 28-Sept. 16, the FringeNYC Encore Series, presented independently of the Fringe Festival, gives a select number of FringeNYC productions an opportunity to reach a wider audience.

The Encore series will be held at the Soho Playhouse, the Huron Club and the Barrow Street Theatre.

Works presented in the 3rd annual FringeNYC Encore Series follow:

See How Beautiful I Am: The Return of Jackie Susann: "The author of the original trashy 'blockbuster' 'Valley of the Dolls' has returned to NYC to reveal all - her loves, life & the truth about being the first women to write honestly about sex. Direct from the UK, comes this wisecracking comedy about the Queen of the 60's; her roller coaster ride to stardom, her sizzling books, her revolving bedroom door open to men, women & even her poodle. She couldn't act and she couldn't sing, but her lack of talent did nothing to deter her ambition to become the biggest star of all!" Sept. 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 at the Soho Playhouse.

Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire: "One natural disaster strikes another! A refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine, the desperately deliberately fragile alcoholic codependent sex-addicted Blanche DuBois - America's most broken woman." Sept. 11-14 at the Soho Playhouse. The Complete Performer: "Stand-up comic Ted Greenberg dazzles audience with a rapid-fire array of feats including magic, mind reading, napping, improv, escape artistry and the always-popular audience awards." Aug. 29, Sept. 2, 4, 12 and 14 at the Huron Club.

Monsters in the Wood: "Written and performed by Brad Lawrence, this one-man show takes the audience on a tour of the author's family and their memorial services in the dark woods of the Ozarks. From bad drug deals to orange babies, you won't forget this trip to forgotten America." Aug. 29-31, Sept. 11, 13 and 14 at the Huron Club.

johnpaulgeorgeringo: "The Beatles are having a press conference — and you are invited! Solo performer Dave Jay takes questions from the audience as he seamlessly morphs between members of the Fab Four." Sept. 4-7, 9 and 12 at the Huron Club.

That Dorothy Parker: "A one woman show that weaves together hilarious anecdotes of the ten years Mrs. Parker spent lunching at New York's famed Algonquin Round Table, her involvement in the Spanish Civil war and selections of her writing." Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 3, 5, 7 and 14 at the Huron Club.

Boy In The Basement: "In this live action romance novel, four co-eds find a sexy stranger trying to rob their house. His punishment? One weekend in the basement - as their sex slave!" Aug. 28-30, Sept. 2, 5 and 6 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (or at least the greater Los Angeles Area): "It's just a normal day in the life of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Well, were it not for the evil plans of Islamic terrorists. Oh, and Kathy Griffin." Sept. 6-8, 12 and 13 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The Fabulous Kane Sisters in Box Office Poison: "Murder, mayhem and muscular bodies fill the stage as the Fabulous Kane Sisters attempt to solve a mystery and prevent their own murders in this bawdy, burlesque comedy." Sept. 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Krapp, 39, "Reeling on his own 39th birthday, Michael Laurence conducts a multimedia reflection on his kinship with Beckett's famous character Krapp: his fears, his failures, and his search (and forfeiture) of love, all in preparation to record a version of the 39 year-old Krapp's soliloquy to be used in an imagined production of Krapp's Last Tape in the year 2038, thirty years from now." Aug. 28, 31, Sept. 3, 5, 13 and 14 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The Redheaded Man: "A gifted young architect is plagued by visions that inspire his designs, yet render him a walking social disaster. He calls it 'insight,' others call it insanity. A darkly funny multimedia experience about navigating the secrets our minds keep." Aug. 29-31, Sept. 11 and 13 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

There Will Come Soft Rains: "Stories by Ray Bradbury and others are told with actors, puppets, light bulbs, bed sheets, live video and an upright bass." Aug. 31, Sept. 4, 6, 7, 10 and 13 at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Tickets are $18 and are available by visiting FringeNYCEncore, or by calling (212) 691-1555.

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